Chinese Film Company set to make 'Avatar-like' blockbuster
A Chinese Film Company has announced that they will make an epic 3D movie titled 'Bainiaoyi', meant to compete with James Cameron's film 'Avatar'.
According to Xinhua News Agency, the movie would be based on the folklore of the Zhuang ethnic minority, a culture designated with national heritage importance by the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the Hollywood Reporter reported.
The film would be produced by Beijing Chinese Century Media Company, and the team would include special effects directors from 'Avatar' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean' as well as a scriptwriter from 'Terminator 2' and 'How to Train Your Dragon', all of which have been big hits in China.
Zhao Song, general manager of Beijing Chinese Century Media Company, said that the goal of their team was to make Bainiaoyi an epic romantic fantasy movie that could rival Avatar.
He further hoped for the movie to become the best representation of Chinese classical culture ever released globally.
The film would debut in the regional capital Nanning at the end of 2016.
(Posted on 29-07-2014)
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